The Warehouse

4.6
2405 reviews
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Alexandria's Finest Dining - The Warehouse has consistently been highly rated by the nationally known "Zagats Dining Guide" and is one of the most popular restaurants in Old Town. Specialties include their famous All-Lump crab cakes, Lobster Linguine Pasta and their huge 20 oz Grilled T-Bone Steak. Their Sunday Brunch is a "must do" in Old Town and reservations are recommended for this popular meal.
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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind and curious wait staff. Enjoyable dinning experience. The food was delicious! The She crab soup was the best we ever had!

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Indiana
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All 3 of us loved our selections. Very good service. Professional with a friendly homely touch. Of restaurants we’ve tried in the area is is the one that wins for us.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The service is just ok. It took a while to refill the water, the rim of the coffee cup was dirty, waiter brought the wrong dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pretty disappointed with the food. She crab soup was good. Everything else wasn’t worth the price. Server also was not friendly. The restaurant Is in a nice location and ambience was nice. Everything else we were sadly disappointed since we were excited to eat here.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Easter Brunch and staff.

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TL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. We were running a few minutes late so called to let the host know. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly, told "so sorry you ran into delays, so happy to have you, now you can relax and enjoy." Wow. And then our waiter Henry provided exceptional service, offering suggestions for wine and dinner, all spot on. He was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. And the food was magnificent. We can't wait to plan a return to this lovely restaurant very soon. Highly recommend!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crab and shrimp beignets were amazing. I like that the waiters are very attentive to when your glasses need filling or when Something needs to be clear from your table. I like that the wait staff does not constantly run over asking how is everything are you doing OK?

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JT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional...soft shell crabs and crab cakes....amazing. The waiter was friendly and we were given the table we requested in advance.

Outstanding evening!

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DB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a treat to go to The Warehouse for lunch or dinner. The regular menu is varied and tasty...something for everyone...and the specials are seasonal and delicious. It is always our first choice for special occasions and a restaurant we visit often.

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Dessert was in general (our table tried 4) slightly disappointing with respect to cost.

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DP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious brunch- out of town guests enjoyed the menu and the charming restaurant- and complimentary champagne!

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P
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually had a great time at The Warehouse. Initially I was concerned because we had been seated about 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us as our server. Once he finally acknowledged us everything was great.

The food, the service, did I say the food was amazing. This was my first visit for brunch. It's not too many restaurants that I've experienced makes good SCRAMBLED eggs. OMG, I want to go back just for some eggs. I had the smothered catfish without the rice but with the scrambled eggs with cheese. Just beautiful. One of my friends had the crab cake Benedict but had the eggs scrambled. It was divine.

We were a party of 11 sitting at a table for 10. It was tight. When I made the reservation, I didn't count myself. But we made it work.

I would totally recommend this place for brunch and dinner.

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ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We arrived 15 minutes early and they were very pleasant about seating us early. The service was very well done and the servers were extremely nice if slightly rushed and impersonal. This was probably because the place was extremely busy and it was also much louder than I'd anticipated.
Because of the noise level, and also because the place was a little shabby, I'd give the overall ambiance 3 stars...but none of this matters because we went for the food and it did not disappoint. We ordered the seafood beignets, which were perfect and not at all greasy. The spicy aioli that was drizzled on top was so good I seriously considered asking them to top my salad with it. We also ordered the she-crab soup which was indescribably delicious. Honestly one of the best things I've eaten in Alexandria over the past 3 years we've lived here. It was perfect, in every way and I could have eaten nothing but the soup for my meal and still walked away happy. The balance of salty and sweet was exact and they didn't skimp on the crab meat. Paired with a glass of their L'Alsace Pinot Blanc, I was in heaven.
We ordered the stuffed flounder and haddock as our entrees, both of which came with tons of crab, lobster, and shrimp stuffing. They were delicious and completely worth the $30 price tag. I have zero complaints about the food and the service.
This place is a must-go, for all the food but especially for the she-crab soup! They seem to be very family and group friendly as well - great for a date night where you want a boisterous atmosphere.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. They gave me a complimentary dessert in honor of my 60th birthday. Nice touch. Thank you

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S
Washington DC
216 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every chance I get, I dine at The Warehouse. It is my favorite restaurant in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, DC!!!
If you are lucky like me, you will dine on the spicy SheCrab soup, the popcorn shrimp salad, the wondrous Creme Brûlée, or any of a number of Southern Delights. The iced tea, wines and cocktails are all excellent.
The servers smile and make you feel at home, the decor is lovely and calm, and the food consistency is equal to the finest restaurants in the world. I cannot day enough about this place that is now a home away from home for me. I have been eating here since 1990.

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DF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! For older people in need of a quieter area ask for the back room. Not as picturesque but easier to hear and be heard!

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was great. Food was disappointing and very dated, as was the decor. We really wanted to like it, the NOLA vibe was off the mark and bland.

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SR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambience.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s bday

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E
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The service was excellent. I requested a table next to the window. I had the catfish sandwich which was very tasty- messy- but tasty. There were too many good choices on the menu so it was hard to decide what to get!

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WB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday bruch - excellent food and service. Highly recommend crabcakes and chocolate hazelnut dessert.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch with bloody Mary’s. Everyone’s food was delicious and the crab in the crab and asparagus omelette was fantastic. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious crab cakes !

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AC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent ! Service was very very good. A bit expensive however it is Old Town Alexandria, VA. Crowded the evening we were there - seating a bit close together. Did have a terrific dinner.

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Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening! The food was great,well prepared and well presented. The service was discret but efficient. The ambiance was warm, pleasant and inviting. We met the owner as well who combines discretion and warmth

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Maybe. Great location. Service was great. A little pricey though.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the second time we have visited The Warehouse. The food and service has been consistently good. I tell everyone I know that is visiting the area they need to dine at The Warehouse. The she crab soup is still my favorite!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From out of town and restaurant was recommended. Enjoyed. Would go again

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F
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Warehouse is always great for lunch. Delicious food. Wonderful staff.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and professional service
We went for a birthday celebration my husband got a free dessert . She crab chowder was the best . I had crab cakes , my sone had a steak

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JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & cocktails. Lovely decor and good location.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and wonderful experience. We plan to come back.

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p
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Warehouse is my go to restaurant. They are consistent with great food and service. It's a lovely please to dine with friends, and family, for business or pleasure. I have been going to The Warehouse for many years and I have to say I have never had a bad meal or poor service.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to Saturday brunch place in Alexandria. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food! The brunch prices are fantastic, and many of the brunch specials include a free glass of champagne and strawberries or strawberries with cream. My favorite are the Pecan Chicken (also available at dinner), and the She Crab Soup (spicy with chunks of crabmeat). The crab cakes are also excellent. We’ve come here dozens of times and have never been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very elegant environment with delicious crab cakes and exceptional customer service!

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RS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delicious meal, but OpenTable menu was out of date and we got charged more than was listed.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent but caters to an older crowd. We will try someplace else next time.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes

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